Saving Hope : Tackling Extremism
This Big Lottery funded film features the existing paradigm on terrorism across the globe with a focus on emerging scenarios of radicalisation in UK. With poetic photography and engaging weaving of montages in cinematic language, the film entertains intellectual dialogue on some vital issues by some ordinary and key-figures. The film is directed by British Pakistani film maker Anjum Mir and produced by the renowned media institute of the North 'Eastern Media and Arts Network' (EMAAN).
I am not ISIS
The project produces a 40 minute documentary that explores all relevant issues of terrorism or extremism in Leeds today. It captures the causes and the factors that feed extremist narratives through gaining the views of the large cross section of the community. This entails one to one interviews, discussions with community leaders, faith leaders, and other credible community voices.
EMAAN produces 15 short video stories, showcasing different strengths of local community heroes and non profit organisations in the areas of creative arts, culture, drama, theatre and music. The school and college’s staff as well as pupils decide on their chosen area of specialty and get fully involved in the production process and the airing of their programs. This benefits the students of school and colleges, as well as their parents by rendering an insight on this particular media process and thus providing a brief picture to those who intend to take media as a career.
The objective of ‘Raising Voices' is to inspire young people passing a desperate and uncertain period of their youth. Inspiring interviews, mentorships and images are used as a reference and knowledge that is shared among interviewers (who are mostly school leavers) supporting their own life development. The plan is to produce 10 documentaries targeting individuals from Harehills and Gipton areas who do not have any formal degrees but have fulfilled their goals and dreams with hard work and effort, like entrepreneurs, store and auto-shop owners, or salesmen.